Norman worked as a night watchman at the airport for over 40 years. Since being diagnosed with dementia, Norman has been a resident at Memory Care Lane. The routine here is very different for him, and Norman is having difficulty adjusting his “natural time clock.” In fact, Norman gets up and wanders during the night. He doesn’t use his call bell to call the nurses. One night, Norman climbed over the siderails of the bed to go to the bathroom. Norman’s eyesight is failing, and the caregivers are worried that one of these nights he may fall and injure himself.
Norman’s family has shared information about their Dad’s employment history as a night watchman. The caregivers now welcome Norman to sit at the desk with them for a few hours on their night shift. Norman enjoys a cup of warm milk and a biscuit and shares many good stories of his night watchman duty at the airport. Seems he can’t tell these stories enough times.